Reportedly, Kenya Barris is going to launch a new studio venture at ViacomCBS. The latest deal will see Kenya Barrie becoming an equity holder in a joint venture overseen by the president of BET Networks, Scott Mills and the chief creative officer of CBS and CEO of Showtime, Mr.David Nevins.
All you need to know about Kenya Barris’ new studio venture at Viacom CBS!
Kenya Barris recently completed two years deal into three years at Netflix and hence he would have to leave that to proceed with Viacom CBS venture. As per the reports, Netflix is allowing to let Kenya Barris exit his contract early but it’s not yet confirmed. Initially, Kenya Barris exited his entire deal with ABC Studios at early stage after getting clashed with executives on the decision to air an anti trump episode of “Black-ish”. However, the episode currently premiered on Hulu in the rise of George Floyd protests in summer 2020. Barris’ deal with ABC was not going to end until 2021.
Under his Netflix contract, Kenya developed and starred in the family sitcom #blackAF. The series was based on Kenya Barris’ own family and costarred Rashida Jones and has been renewed for a second season. Additionally, he also executive produced the one and done sketch sitcom series “Astronomy Club” and now is set to release the animated, which stars Kid Cudi, titled as Entergalactic.
Kenya Barris works as an massive prolific force for Netflix as he can popularly script down pilots or super hits films in just few days, which he does often. His upcoming movies includes Girls Trip, Witches, Richard Prior biopic along with twelve additional scripts coming on his way. Most probably, he has more control as an equity partner in the new studio, however moving from Netflix to Viacom CBS will most likely be eye opening.